Gamescom 2023: Opening Night Live

Welcome to gamescom: Opening Night Live 2023, the big opening show of gamescom!

Be there live as host Geoff Keighley leads you through an outstanding show. With thousands of fans on site in Cologne and millions of digital viewers. Look forward to:

  • Trailer and gameplay reveals
  • Talks with prominent developers and creators
  • A first look at gamescom 2023 events
  • And much more!
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Last week, Keighley teased that ONL would focus predominantly on pre-announced games, so don’t expect too many ‘world premiere’ announcements. We do know that we’ll get new looks at Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Black Myth Wukong, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Crimson Desert, Alan Wake 2, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and more.

Marvel Snap players: If you tune in to watch the show on Twitch, you can snap up (ha) a Spider-Man Grecke variant card through a Twitch Drop - make sure you’re signed in with your Twitch account. Once you’ve done this, all you need to do is tune into the show and watch for at least 30 minutes. You’ll then unlock the Spider-Man Max Grecke card, a Spider-Man Max Grecke avatar, and 65 Spider-Man boosters to level up.

Opening Night Live will stream live from 20:00 tonight, with a pre-show starting 30 minutes earlier at 19:30, on gamescom YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as on thegameawards channels.

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Little Nightmares III

Are you ready to return to the Nowhere, little ones? This time, face your childhood fears together.

Black Myth: Wukong

See combat against fearsome foes in this latest trailer for Black Myth: Wukong, an upcoming action-adventure RPG from developer Game Science. Black Myth: Wukong is set in the 16th Century and focuses on traditional Chinese folklore, and the game will be available in 2024.

Killing Floor

The Battle Begins With Nightfall

It’s 2091 and megacorp Horzine has produced the ultimate army: an obedient horde of bioengineered monstrosities called Zeds. Now, only the rebel group Nightfall stands between these infernal creations and the future of humanity.

Killing Floor 3 is the next installment in the legendary action/horror series. This intense FPS puts you in the boots of a Nightfall specialist joining forces with up to five teammates to battle waves of Zeds, earn dosh, unlock skills, and build the ultimate arsenal.

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Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (Console Launch)

For years you’ve battled armies and made history your story. Now it’s time to make history once more with a new breakthrough in strategy gaming – introducing Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition now available on Xbox consoles. Out now!

Crimson Desert

Step back into the breathtaking world of Crimson Desert and join the lone mercenary as he navigates both the stunning beauty and cutthroat dangers of Pywel in the latest gameplay trailer which premiered at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023.

Welcome to a war-torn realm of medieval fantasy where history will be written in blood.

Crimson Desert is an upcoming open world action-adventure which will make a global release on both console and PC. An epic of survival with a focus on immersive storytelling and intense action, Crimson Desert follows a group of struggling mercenaries and the many characters who cross their paths in the vast continent of Pywel. This is a world where heroes are made, but not without incredible hardship, pain and perseverance.

Payday 3 Port Jersey Heist with Ice-T

Take a first look at the Port Jersey heist of PAYDAY 3. One of the many new missions you’ll take on in the next installment of the PAYDAY series.

Hundreds of millions of goods are shipped throughout the US every day. Port Jersey, being a nave of shipping for a lot of the east coast, has some particularly valuable goods going through it if you know where to look.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Journey into 9th century Baghdad with this immersive look at the Round City at its height, complete with a full Arabic voiceover.

In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions, seeking answers and justice. After an act of deadly retribution, Basim flees Baghdad and joins an ancient organization – The Hidden Ones. As he learns their mysterious rituals and powerful tenets, he will hone his unique abilities, discover his true nature, and come to understand a new Creed – one that will change his fate in ways he never could have imagined.

Tekken 8

Tekken 8 is finally coming. Check out the trailer for the new Story mode. There will also be an arcade mode, that’ll simulate playing in an arcade, along with some super-cute player avatars. Tekken 8 will be launching for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X in January 2024.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

The Zordaya Prison Complex contains someone that can shift the tides of the coming conflict in Modern Warfare III. Alpha team makes entry from the water as Bravo and Charlie teams assist in an operation conducted in the Kastovian Sea.Take your first in-depth look at #MW3 gameplay in the dark and clandestine mission Operation 627.

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Master the beguiling and dangerous Fae Realms, and become a Realmwalker of legend, when Nightingale launches into Early Access on February 22nd, 2024.

Nightingale is a PVE, open-world survival crafting game played solo or cooperatively with friends. Build, craft, fight and explore as you venture through mystical portals into a variety of amazing and fantastical realms.

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Immortals of Aveum

Welcome to Aveum, a world shaped by millennia of conflict and bloodshed. Its five kingdoms have been reduced to only two superpowers: Lucium and Rasharn. Between them lies the Wound, an infinitely deep chasm in the center of the world, its cracks dividing the kingdoms.

You’ll play as Jak, an unexpected Triarch Magnus - an Unforeseen - who is thrust into the midst of mankind’s endless war for the control of magic, known as the Everwar. With powerful magic-wielders and legions of soldiers on both sides of the Everwar, Jak and the elite Order of Immortals must uncover the mysteries of Aveum’s troubled past, if there’s any hope for saving its future.

Immortals of Aveum™ is a single-player first-person magic shooter releasing on August 22, 2023! There’s still time to pre-order Immortals of Aveum and receive the Purified Arclight Sigil* – a unique blue Arclight sigil that increases Shred on Jak’s blue Strike spells, while also boosting the damage of his Shatter Fury spell.

Zenless Zone Zero

“Is this… New Eridu?”
“First time?”
“Well, not exactly. I’ve been here before, but it’s been a while. What’s new around here?”
“Heh, come on. Take a look at this~”

—Welcome to New Eridu!—

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Lords of the Fallen

Enter the dark fantasy world of Lords of the Fallen and learn more about the story in this brutal new trailer for the upcoming action RPG. Lords of the Fallen will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S on October 13.

Sonic Superstars

Sonic Superstars is arriving October 17th!

Grab your player 2 (…and 3 and 4) and get ready to play Sonic Superstars in an all-new way! Enjoy local co-op with up to 4 players, or take your gaming online in the free-for-all Battle Mode!

Pre-order Sonic Superstars now for an exclusive LEGO Eggman character skin:

The First Descendant

Ready to dive deep into The First Descendant’s universe? Get a glimpse of what is in store for you during the upcoming Crossplay Open Beta starting September 19. Register Now: The First Descendant

The First Descendant is a next generation third-person co-op action RPG shooter (looter shooter)
featuring high-quality graphics developed using Unreal Engine 5. It presents fun strategic boss fights through 4-player co-op, various unique characters, exciting gunplay, and looting.

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Under the Waves

Experience a surreal adventure in the depths of the North Sea – and the human psyche. Under the Waves is a narrative-driven adventure game about the engulfing power of grief. Set in the depths of the North Sea in the techno-futuristic 1970s, professional diver Stan is struggling to overcome a life-changing loss and embrace a new future.

The isolation of the deep sea is a fitting manifestation of his state of mind, and as Stan retreads further into his self-imposed solitude, he starts to experience strange events far beneath the waves. He will eventually have to make a difficult choice… Out August 29.

Fort Solis

Fort Solis a riveting story-driven thriller on the Red Planet available now. Fort Solis is a condensed narrative thriller set on Mars, with exploration, nerve racking set pieces, and a deep plot to discover.

Fort Solis is told across four chapters, each roughly an hour in length. Like a Netflix series, Fort Solis can be binged in one intense session, or played chapter by chapter like an episodic TV show.

The vision of Fallen Leaf, an indie team of games industry veterans, was to create a hybrid piece of media, emphasizing narration and immersion.

Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game

Embark on ever-rewarding scientific expeditions as you adapt to nature’s challenges and unravel the mysteries of uncharted lands. Expeditions: A MudRunner Game is the new off-road adventure game developped by the experts of the genre, Saber Interactive.

The game will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Wishlist Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game now: Expeditions: A MudRunner Game on Steam

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The Crew Motorfest

The Crew Motorfest releases on September 14, 2023.

Discover a new gameplay glimpse of The Crew Motorfest, with your favorite cars in action.
The franchise reveals more about its line-up and new images of the different environments.
Take a look at the Endorsers’ Playlists with Donut Media, Super Car Blondie and Liberty Walk, immersing you in their universes and their favorite cars.

Don’t miss your chance to try the game for free during the Free Trial!
From September 14 to 17, play The Crew Motorfest for free for 5 hours and carry over your progression if you decide to buy the full game.
More information on Free Trial | The Crew Motorfest | Ubisoft (EU / UK)

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Take a closer look at the new features coming to Cyberpunk 2077 together with the Phantom Liberty expansion! Some of these features will be also added to the base game — as part of Update 2.0 which will be available on the current-gen consoles and PC!

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty arrives on September 26th on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. Pre-order now: Home of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe — games, anime & more

#PhantomLiberty is an upcoming spy-thriller expansion for #Cyberpunk2077. Return as cyber-enhanced mercenary V and embark on a high-stakes mission of espionage and intrigue to save the NUSA President. In the dangerous district of Dogtown, you must forge alliances within a web of shattered loyalties and sinister political machinations. Do you have what it takes to survive?


During Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2023, Frost Giant Studios shared this development update on its upcoming real-time strategy game, Stormgate, featuring a first look at units from the Infernal Host faction – the Imp, the Brute, and the Fiend – as well as Shroud, the Infernals’ faction-defining mechanic.

The update also revealed that Frost Giant is working with the Chainsmokers to create an epic soundtrack as well as iconic voice talent from RTS history.

Wishlist Stormgate on Steam today: Stormgate on Steam

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Last Epoch: Runes of Power

A new champion arrives, wield ancient knowledge and vast power. Beta Patch 0.9.2 arrives Sept 7th, 2023

Uncover the Past, Reforge the Future. Ascend into one of 15 mastery classes and explore dangerous dungeons, hunt epic loot, craft legendary weapons, and wield the power of over a hundred transformative skill trees. Last Epoch is being developed by a team of passionate Action RPG enthusiasts.

Marvel Snap

Now live for PC on Steam! MARVEL SNAP on Steam
MARVEL SNAP is officially launched on PC!! To celebrate, they are giving everyone who log’s in on PC a Mech Devil Dinosaur variant, for free!

Don’t miss a thing, follow MARVEL SNAP on social and join the MARVEL SNAP community!

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Where there’s Coral… there’s conflict.

ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON launches on August 25, 2023.
Pre-order now on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC:

● Pilot your mech in fast-paced, omni-directional battles, taking advantage of your mech’s mobility both on land and in the air to ensure victory across massive stages.

● Explore a breadth of playstyles and combat styles by customizing your mech’s buildout between missions. Pick and equip your preferred parts via a robust customization system that can dramatically alter your play strategy, maneuverability, and battle style.

● Deploy a wide variety of offensive and defensive tactics at close and long range to take down powerful enemy bosses.

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Warhaven is a free-to-play, big team PVP medieval-fantasy warfare game. Choose your soldier, lead your squad into combat, and incarnate as a powerful Immortal to turn the tide of war!

Warhaven on Steam

Mortal Kombat I

The Rulers of Outworld will not repeat themselves. Know thy place and bow before your Queen.

It’s In Our Blood. Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and Fatalities!

Pre-order your copy now: Mortal Kombat 1 - PRE-ORDER NOW

Ara: History Untold

Ara: History Untold delivers an evolution in turn-based historical grand strategy. Your choices will define the world you create, your experience, and your legacy.

Xbox: Ara: History Untold | Xbox | Website:

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Diablo IV: Season of Blood

Season of Blood is coming to #DiabloIV.

:skull_and_crossbones: 5 new and returning endgame bosses
:crossed_swords: Updates to renown rewards
:gem: Updates to gem & stash storage
:fire: Updates to resistance & status effects

Accompany Erys (voiced by actress and producer, Gemma Chan) as she leads the effort against a deadly new evil threatening Sanctuary.

Join the hunt, October 17th :drop_of_blood:


Coming early 2024 on PC and consoles! Learn more: Dustborn | Official Site | Quantic Dream

Ragtag crew? Check. Musical gear? Check. Tour bus and robot driver? Check. Stolen package? Check! Embark on a perilous road-trip across a Divided States of America. Use the power of words to shape relationships with your crew, get out of trouble and reach your final destination.

• Wishlist now: Dustborn on Steam

Thank Goodness You’re Here

From the creators of The Good Time Garden, and the publisher of Untitled Goose Game, comes Thank Goodness You’re Here! Wishlist now on Steam: Thank Goodness You're Here! on Steam

After arriving early for a big meeting with the mayor of a bizarre Northern English town, a traveling salesman takes the time to explore and meet the locals, who are all very eager to give him a series of increasingly odd jobs… “Thank Goodness You’re Here!” is a comedy slapformer, which unfolds over time as the players’ exploration and antics leave their mark on the strange town of Barnsworth. With each completed odd job, new areas of the town open up, stranger and stranger tasks become available, and the clock ticks towards our salesman’s big meeting. The town’s colorful inhabitants are brought to life with vibrant hand-drawn animation, fully voiced dialogue, and wall-to-wall double entendres.

Thank Goodness You’re Here! is coming to PC, Switch and PS5 in 2024.

Alan Wake II

Trapped in a nightmare, Alan Wake has been trying to write his way out. But what happens when something else escapes?

Play as the writer, Alan Wake, and the FBI agent, Saga Anderson. Explore two beautiful and terrifying realities in Remedy Entertainment’s first survival horror game, and rewrite Alan Wake’s reality to escape the surreal cityscape of the Dark Place.

Here there’s only victims and monsters. And monsters wear many faces. Alan Wake 2 releases October 27th on PlayStation 5, PC via the Epic Games Store, and Xbox Series X|S.

Pre-purchase now at The Alan Wake 2 gameplay trailer debuted at Gamescom Opening Night Live on 22nd August 2023.